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#23 Haley Ison goes up for a shot in a basketball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Women’s basketball hopes to return in Fall 2021

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 18, 2021

It’s been almost a full year since the Chico State women’s basketball team played a game. Their most recent game was a playoff match on March 3, 2020 in which the Wildcats lost to the Cal State East...

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made the decision to stop playing the anthem before their home games.
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Mavericks plan to stop playing anthem denied by NBA

Connor McPherson, Reporter // February 17, 2021

On Wednesday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced that his team would no longer play the national anthem before games. This inevitably caused controversy, although this is not the first time that...

#24 Vanessa Holland dribbles a ball in a basketball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Vanessa Holland: a point guard and leader for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 15, 2021

Vanessa Holland is a senior at Chico State and is one of the leaders on the basketball team. She was born in Eureka, but grew up in Humboldt County where she developed a passion for basketball from her...

#23 Haley Ison is a junior and current member of the Chico State Wildcats women's basketball team (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Haley Ison: a basketball star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // November 8, 2020

Haley Ison is a junior at Chico State and is one of the rising stars on the basketball team. She grew up in Laguna Niguel, California and quickly developed a passion for the game of basketball. “I...

Stella Rollo moves up the court with the ball in a game for Denver East High School in Denver, Colo.

Women’s basketball adds four new athletes

Alex Martin, Reporter // October 26, 2020

Recently, the Wildcats acquired four new women to play on the basketball team at Chico State. They are India Starr, Morgan Mathis, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. All four of these athletes come to...

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Lebron and AD are the Lakers’ best duo in team history

Alex Martin, Reporter // October 25, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned as the NBA champions for the first time since 2010. Winning a championship anywhere is special, but with this season taking over a year to complete, it makes the...

Los Angeles Laker player takes a technical free throw during a game at Staples Center in a game against the Sacramento Kings.

Los Angeles Lakers chasing first championship since 2010

Alex Martin, Reporter // September 14, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are back in the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-2013 NBA season where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round. They are chasing their first championship...

Wildcat Alumni Spotlight: Corey Silverstrom

Wildcat Alumni Spotlight: Corey Silverstrom

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer // May 26, 2020

Photo By Tom Andreason A Chico State education can give someone the skills needed to excel in their future career. Alumni Corey Silverstrom’s career of choice is basketball. After a successful European...

COVID-19 infects NCAA playoffs

COVID-19 infects NCAA playoffs

Karina Cope, Staff Writer // March 30, 2020

Coach Greg Clink watches his team play from the sidelines.Photo courtesy of Ryan McCasland/Chico State Athletics. The cancellation of various athletic programs across not only the country, but the...

Block record shattered

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer // March 20, 2020

Justin Briggs, the 6-foot-10 senior center of the men's basketball team, broke Chico State’s all-time block record with 154 total blocks.  Briggs went out with a bang, heading into his last...

Senior guard Maddy Wong being introduced at Acker Gym.

Women’s basketball star, Maddy Wong, ranks high

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

.Photos courtesy of Ryan McCasland / Chico State Sports Information Maddy Wong, point guard of the Chico State women’s basketball team, is one of the deadliest three point shooters in the California...

Isaiah Brooks dribbles the ball down court in round one of the CCAA playoffs.

Wildcats rally to win the first home playoff game

Matthew Wreden and // March 5, 2020

The Wildcats escaped with a crucial win at Acker Gym Tuesday night as they took down the Stanislaus State Warriors by a score 75-73 in overtime. It was a back and forth battle throughout game one of...

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